I have a question for the hive mind. What sort of license do you prefer in Alien Fiction? To elaborate, all AF materials have thus far been released with a Creative Commons Commercial Share and Share-Alike 3.0 license. This means you may use any or all of it for your own purposes, free of charge. You don't even need to mention me. The text and the characters belong to everyone. How you use them, however, is restricted. Derived materials automatically get their own identical license (this is the share-alike part), so you do not retain control over what you add. You are adding to the collective which spreads out like a Borg hivemind. Would that be a problem?
I could switch to a different license, like a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. Under that license, you would still be able to use the materials as you like. You may copy, modify, or even sell them. You decide on which license to use next. The only restriction is that must attribute me for the contributions I made. Honestly, I don't care if you attribute me or not; that is just how the license works.
This license works less like a Borg hivemind and more like Zap Brannaghan, a hero so long as he remains the center of attention.
Other options include a Creative Commons Non-Commercial License, a Public Domain release statement, and an Open Gaming License. Each has its own pros and cons.
Before I release Chapter 1 of the new Alien Fiction book, I would appreciate some feedback on this matter.